12 Nostalgic Arcade Games From Your Childhood You Can Play Online

Remember playing these games?

If you’re “bored in the house and in the house bored” and looking for things to do, take a break from surfing the web, checking Instagram, and bingeing Netflix shows to step into your childhood!

Between the new PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles being on the cusp of release at the end of this year and the ever-evolving gaming graphics becoming more and more impressive with time, there’s still something timeless about playing a classic arcade game, even if it’s online!

You’ve probably played these games on Nintendo, PS1, or on your computer as a kid but most were actually released as arcade games in the 80s! You might recognize some of these old-school games on the list including Pac Man, Duck Hunt, and Street Fighter, and much more.

If you miss the games from your childhood you’re in luck because we’ve taken some of the best retro games and put them in this list to play them online! Check them out and feel like you’re sitting in a classic arcade room like the kids from Stranger Things.

1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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We’ve seen the movies, but have you played the original game? First released in 1985 by Atari based on the original film from 1984. Fun fact. Harrison Ford actually voices the character in the game! Follow along the levels as Indiana Jones on his adventures to rescue characters from evil.

2. Duck Hunt

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It was the year 1983 when this gem of a game was introduced to the world and gamers everywhere. It was first introduced in the arcade rooms and later on Nintendo consoles. Shoot some computer generated ducks in this simple yet fun game!

3. Food Fight

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A fun simulation of a food fight arcade game released by Atari in 1982. Play as the character Charley Chuck as he tries to get to an ice cream cone to eat before it melts while avoiding chefs in the way. You can grab food and throw it at them and they will do that too. It’s possible to spend hours on this game!

4. Donkey Kong 3

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This is a classic 80s adventure game that we are all familiar with! The third instalment of the series’ objective is to get Donkey Kong to the top top the screen to advance to the next level.

5. Pac Man

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This game was first launched in 1980 as an arcade game and to this day is just as addicting and fun to play as ever! Test your mental skills by eating yellow dots and avoiding little enemies and extra points if you eat them while they’re vulnerable!

6. Paperboy

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You’ve probably played this at least once before! Sounds mundane but is actually really fun. Play the role of a paper boy who delivers newspapers to houses while riding a bicycle. Will your aim be enough? It was released by Atari in 1984.

7. Popeye

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This game is based on the popular Popeye character and is super fun to play! Released in 1982 by Nintendo, the objective of the game is to collect a number of items as Popeye and avoiding Brutus and other dangers.

8. Space Invaders

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Space Invaders was launched in 1978 and is one of the earliest shooting games. Fight off waves of aliens with a laser cannon in space to earn points!

9. Street Fighter II

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Street Fighter is a popular series of fighting games first released 1987. Fun fact, the game is heavily referenced it in the first episode of the latest Black Mirror series!

10. Zelda

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The first in the Legend of Zelda series first distributed in 1986 to be played on Nintendo systems. This game continues to be a very popular game and has an almost cult following! Experience the retro play as the character Link out to save Princess Zelda.

11. Rubiks Cube

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If you were an 80s or 90s kid or grew up in the early 2000s, then you’ve most definitely had one of these in your hands and spent days weeks or months trying to solve it! If you’re feeling nostalgic for this tricky cube and want master it, this simulator works just as well.

12. Crazy Taxi

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A fun racing game full of action! Get combos and extra cash while roaming busy streets to get to an area in time. This was the original GTA!